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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lush and fruity, this "super saison" has been totally overhauled from the last two years. Previously, this beer has been lighter in color and ABV, but an increase in buckwheat honey has pushed the color into the dark amber range, providing a rich, layered complexity. The first sip leaves your mouth with a kiss of sweetness in an otherwise dry strong ale. 2006 version was Belgian Strong Ale and at 9%+ abv.

2008 version back to 7% abv, more in the traditional saison style - hazy golden in color.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this beer out of a 750 ml bottle. It is my first beer from this brewery. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is malty with a lot of honey notes. The flavor is more of the same with honey, spices, Belgian yeast, grain and some fruit that reminds me a grapes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a classic saison, but still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, orange, nuts, pear, and yeast. Flavor of honey, herbs, yeast, earth, light pepper, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Lots of outdoorsy notes. Fresh air, grape juice, earth, honey, and a little bit of spice. Wasn’t really a fan. Maybe past its prime?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky gold with a white head. earth, honey, florals, and spices on the nose. smooth on the palate, definitely some honey in there, along with nice florals, light tartness, and an earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle dated 8-7-08 thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head. Aroma of honey, orange, light barnyard, dusty, candi sugar and dry. Taste is dry, light barnyard notes, very dry, candi sugar residuals, citrus. Fizzy and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and vegetable yeasty. Sooth malty and light fruity flavoured. Bitter and slight dry, smooth malty and light caramelish. Light yeasty fruity note in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours cloudy yellow with a big frothy brown head. The nose of yeast, honeycomb, and a smidgen of funk. Flavors were light, hay-like, and a bit bretty with funk. Some solvent notes seemed to sneak in as well. Nicely crafted somewhat funky saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottled. An incredible saison from our most recent American masters. These guys just nail every single beer. Great head. Wonderful, fresh dough nose, carbonic acid, orange. Has a thick, creamy mouthfeel, minerals, a touch salty, rough, green tomato. Mmmm. I want more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle shared by someone at 4th Ave Pub. Pale golden pour with a thick white head The nose is a bit chewy. Rich, sweet chewy malts, a bit of rich spiciness. There is a little bit of rye and a bit of peach as well. Apricot and pear along with a bit of chewy sweetness. There is a nice complexity throughout that helps combat the sweetness, although I’d still prefer this dryer. A little bit of soft tartness. Tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours a golden yellow with a big white head and amazing head retention. Nose is dominated by honey and yeast. Taste is a little too much honey, lots of floral, nice hint of brett funk finishes.


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